Grammy and Academy Award-winning singer Adele finally has confirmed that she and her longtime partner, Simon Konecki, have married.
Speaking Saturday during an Australian concert at the Brisbane, Queensland, stadium the Gabba, the famously private English pop star, 28, made the confession while telling the audiences about her experience writing her hit “Someone Like You.” Saying she had needed to recall the feeling of falling in love, she told the crowd, “That feeling when you first fall for someone is the best feeling on earth, and I am addicted to that feeling,” according to the Brisbane newspaper The Courier-Mail. “Obviously, I can’t go through with those feelings because I’m married now.”
According to The Sydney Morning Herald, she went to say, “You know when you first meet someone, and everything about you just feels alive? I wanted to go back to that and that’s what this song is about. It is sad, and it is heartbreaking, but it’s also about being grateful and blessed for the chance to have certain people in your lives.”
She gave no date or other details, and has not commented further on social media.
Adele and Konecki — a former Lehman Brothers financier who left in 2005 to found the U.K. charity drop4drop — have been photographed wearing wedding bands in recent weeks, the BBC noted Sunday. Last month, Adele ignited speculation that she had married when she said in her acceptance speech for her Song of the Year Grammy Award, “The [Recording] Academy, I love you, my manager, my husband and my son — you’re the only reason I do it.” But backstage speaking with reporters, People magazine said at the time, she referred to Konecki, 42, as her “partner,” and some believed the term “husband” may have been meant informally, as an endearment.
Konecki and Adele, born Adele Adkins, were first seen publicly as a couple in January 2012. Their son, Angelo, was born in October of that year.